Great Escape (Difford/Tilbrook)

F#m                           A
    Sitting there at home, he arrived home late

E                                 Bm
    With no more blood cells to inebriate

F#m                                  A
    He lunged at her there, she fell from the couch

E                         Bm
    He grabbed her body as he pulled her down

C#m7                              Bm7
    She was screaming no, kicking out at him

C#m7                                Cmaj7
    But he weighed a ton, she could never win

            F#m                        D+2
    He fell down on her like a sack of snakes

    F          G             Bm7              C#m7
    Tears fell from her face as she cried and cried


    When thereís hope, when thereís fear

    What is there to say that he might hear

    You turn him down with no mistake

               E                           F#m     E
    Now youíre leaving in the great escape

She ran from the room out of their back door
Leaving him to sleep on the front room floor
And she walked that night to the town hall square
She knew it was through and she didnít care
She stood up to him, he looked down on her
He shot the message and the messenger
When he woke he was sick with all the shame
Tears fell from his face as she cried and cried

She arrived back home, he was on his knees
Begging with his heart please come back to me


        6 5 4 3 2 1

F#m     2 4 4 2 2 2

A       x 0 2 2 2 0

E       0 2 2 1 0 0

Bm      x 2 4 4 3 2

C#m7    x 4 6 6 5 7

Bm7     x 2 4 4 3 5

Cmaj7   x 3 2 0 0 0

D+2     x x 0 2 3 0

F       1 3 3 2 1 1

G       3 5 5 4 3 3

Transcribed by Tony Andrews (